Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record For Jan 31st: ‘Meanwhile, global sea ice area is normal’


By: - Climate DepotFebruary 2, 2014 4:23 PM

Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record For Jan 31st

http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/antarctic-sea-ice-sets-new-record-for-jan-31st/

By Paul Homewood
 

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html
 
Antarctic sea ice extent continues to break records. Extent at 31st January, of 4.540 million sq km, beat the previous record set in 2008. This is 26% higher than the climatological average for this date of 3.598 million sq km.
 
 

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/archives.html
 
On average, Antarctic sea ice reaches minimum on 20th February, about a month earlier, relatively speaking, than the Arctic. It is likely then that we will see a new record high minimum set this month. The current record was set in 2008, with 3.691 million sq km.
 
Meanwhile, global sea ice area is normal.
 

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg